Causes Of Flu Inducted Vertigo

By Christian Goodman

We cannot forget that other major viruses are still very much alive. Even though they are not as famous as H1N1 they can be ruthless to a person's physical health. It is a timed article based not only on H1N1 Virus is causing panic in the world.

Headache, fever, chills, muscle, nausea, vomiting and some times it is accompanied by Vertigo. These are the common symptoms that occur with flu virus.

Vertigo is not very much fearful as some people associate it with a Alfred Hitchcock movie. In simple words vertigo can be called as simple dizziness. People who fear heights might have experienced dizziness as a symptom but one can be sure that it do not cause their fear.

Flu or sometime common cold can give you a symptom of vertigo. This symptom is known as vestibular neuritis ans also as labyrinthitis or viral labyrinthitis. This viral infection is caused in inner ear affecting the nerve cells in inner ear.

Symptoms of vestibular neuritis, whose onset generally begins within a few days or weeks of contracting the flu virus include the aforementioned vertigo as well as nausea and a "spinning" sensation.

Even though the inner ear is affected by this condition it do not affect the hearing condition.

This symptom can last for weeks and also can disappear within days. But it is better to take rest until the inner ear balance is restored. There are even medicines for vertigo but you should be known that they medications do have their side effects and brings more complications.

Anti-viral medications, antihistamines and decongestants are the treatments given for flu viruses but these treatment depend on the symptom. When person is already suffering from heart disease then these counter drugs can have a dangerous side effects.

If you are taking heart medications, they generally don't interact well with flu treatment drugs and can cause symptoms of both conditions to get worse.

The best thing is to avoid virus totally. This is quite impossible as we do not manage other people's hygiene habits. The best thing to do is clean your hands for 30 seconds continuously when you wash your hand.

It is better to avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose to the maximum extent. It is best to cough or sneeze into the sleeve of your arm rather than on your hand.

Flu shots may also be recommended by your doctor but keep in mind that they take two weeks to protect and even then it's not a guarantee that you won't catch the flu virus. Because the virus that is injected is dead, there is no chance for catching the flu but there are side effects including chills, slight fever, rash and while rare, Guillain-Barr Syndrome if one is allergic to egg products.

I have a natural program with amazing results if you are suffering from persistent vertigo. This is highly recommended.

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